Walter Crane: A Revolution in Nursery Picture Books

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum)

9 November 2010 – 3 April 2011

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The artist and designer Walter Crane (1845-1915) was the most prolific and influential picture book creator of his generation.

Crane's lively designs for mass-market nursery books featuring alphabets, nursery rhymes and fairy tales were intended to stimulate children's visual awareness while they learned to read. This small display brings together original artwork and first editions of Crane's innovative picture books to offer a fascinating insight into his radical approach to early education.

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Daily, 10am – 5.45pm (Fri until 10pm)

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